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Il-Passjoni: Il-Bieraħ u Llum
In collaboration with the Għajnsielem Local Council, Fort Chambray Limited and Legio X Fretensis Malta, Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem will be presenting a performance entitled “Il-Passjoni: Il-Bieraħ u L-Lum”, on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the establishment of Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem. The Passion event in this short narration will be compared with the tragedies we are living today. Loneliness, distress, illness, bullying, sorrow, abuse, the killing of innocent victims are all experiences that Jesus endured and He is still suffering today through him and her, through you and me.
The scriptwriter JoAnne Debrincat is responsible for directing a cast of around 40 actors who will take part whilst Franco Ciangura is responsible for the artistic direction. Various people are also involved behind the scenes.
This dramatized version of the passion of the Christ will be held on Saturday 8th April 2017 at Fort Chambray in Għajnsielem at 6pm with a repeat performance in the English language at 9pm. Entrance is free.
Reeanctment by Legio X Fretensis
Legio X Fretensis Malta will authentically re-enact Roman Military and Civilian life in the 1st and 2nd Century AD on Saturday 8th April 2017 at Fort Chambray from 10am onwards. This reenactment will provide public awareness and education not only on the common legionary soldier, but also on the different types of officers and characters present in the army at the time, authentically recreating their own particular symbols, weapons and armor and also that of civilian camp life and those who accompanied the Roman soldiers whilst on campaign or garrisoned in a fort. Entrance for this reenactment is also free.
The Last Supper
Another activity which Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem is organizing is a live reenactment of The Lord’s Supper. This will also take place at Ta’ Passi fields. The grotto area utilized during Bethlehem f`Għajnsielem, will be transformed into the room where actors will portray Jesus sharing his final meal with his Apostles before his crucifixion. There will also be a live kitchen where traditional Passover food will be prepared. This atmosphere and the natural
surroundings of Ta’ Passi fields including the animals, will take visitors back in time to experience The Last Supper. This activity will take place on Holy (Maundy) Thursday evening, 13th April 2017, from 8.30pm until 11.30pm and the following morning, Good Friday, 14th April 2017, from 9am until 12pm.
Our Lady of Sorrows Procession
Another activity that Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem organizes every year is the procession of Our Lady of Sorrows where around 100 personages dressed as biblical characters take part. The procession will leave the Għajnsielem Parish church at 6.00pm on 7th April 2017 and will continue throughout the various streets of the village.